National Adoption Month, 2017, 51537-51538 [2017-24289]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Presidential Documents 51537 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9666 of October 31, 2017 National Adoption Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Every year, generous and loving families adopt thousands of children and provide them with the affection, attention, and opportunity they deserve. Adoption is a true blessing that greatly enriches the lives of parents and children alike. During National Adoption Month, we celebrate the thousands of families who have expanded through adoption, and we acknowledge the strength and resiliency of the children who are still waiting to find their forever home. My Administration recognizes the profound importance of adoption for the American family. Adoption is a life-changing and life-affirming act that signals that no child in America—born or unborn—is unwanted or unloved. Adoptive parents are a selfless and loving part of God’s plan for their future children. As a Nation, we extend sincere appreciation and gratitude to those families who have welcomed a young person into their hearts and homes, sharing the precious gift of family and a lifetime of support. We must continue to remove barriers to adoption whenever we can, so that the love and care of prospective adoptive parents can be directed to children waiting for their permanent homes. This year’s National Adoption Month, we focus on our commitment to helping older youth experience the transformative value of permanency and love. A child is never too old for adoption. A supportive family can provide the critical direction that older children need as they enter adulthood, helping them attain educational and employment goals, and, in certain cases, avoid homelessness or incarceration. We never outgrow the need for family, and older youth who are adopted are more likely to finish high school and feel emotionally secure than those who age out of foster care without a permanent family. This month, let us celebrate the gift of adoption—an act of love that provides deserving young people with the foundation they need to achieve their potential and pursue the American Dream. Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as National Adoption Month. I encourage all Americans to observe this month by helping children in need of a permanent home secure a more promising future with a forever family, so they may enter adulthood with the love we all deserve. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:56 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD1.SGM 06NOD1 51538 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortysecond. [FR Doc. 2017–24289 Filed 11–3–17; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:56 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06NOD1.SGM 06NOD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 213 (Monday, November 6, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24289]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 82 , No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9666 of October 31, 2017

                
National Adoption Month, 2017

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Every year, generous and loving families adopt 
                thousands of children and provide them with the 
                affection, attention, and opportunity they deserve. 
                Adoption is a true blessing that greatly enriches the 
                lives of parents and children alike. During National 
                Adoption Month, we celebrate the thousands of families 
                who have expanded through adoption, and we acknowledge 
                the strength and resiliency of the children who are 
                still waiting to find their forever home.

                My Administration recognizes the profound importance of 
                adoption for the American family. Adoption is a life-
                changing and life-affirming act that signals that no 
                child in America--born or unborn--is unwanted or 
                unloved. Adoptive parents are a selfless and loving 
                part of God's plan for their future children. As a 
                Nation, we extend sincere appreciation and gratitude to 
                those families who have welcomed a young person into 
                their hearts and homes, sharing the precious gift of 
                family and a lifetime of support.

                We must continue to remove barriers to adoption 
                whenever we can, so that the love and care of 
                prospective adoptive parents can be directed to 
                children waiting for their permanent homes. This year's 
                National Adoption Month, we focus on our commitment to 
                helping older youth experience the transformative value 
                of permanency and love. A child is never too old for 
                adoption. A supportive family can provide the critical 
                direction that older children need as they enter 
                adulthood, helping them attain educational and 
                employment goals, and, in certain cases, avoid 
                homelessness or incarceration. We never outgrow the 
                need for family, and older youth who are adopted are 
                more likely to finish high school and feel emotionally 
                secure than those who age out of foster care without a 
                permanent family.

                This month, let us celebrate the gift of adoption--an 
                act of love that provides deserving young people with 
                the foundation they need to achieve their potential and 
                pursue the American Dream.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim November 2017 as 
                National Adoption Month. I encourage all Americans to 
                observe this month by helping children in need of a 
                permanent home secure a more promising future with a 
                forever family, so they may enter adulthood with the 
                love we all deserve.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                second.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2017-24289
Filed 11-3-17; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F8-P